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November 28, 2017 • Page 10 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com ‘Trick’ Is A Real Treat “The Trick” by Emanuel Bergmann; © 2017, Atria; 378 pages ——— BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Alakazam. Watch closely and see before — poof! — the hidden object is gone. Abracadabra, it reappears right in front of you. You know it’s all an illusion. The hand really is quicker than the eye but, as in the new novel “The Trick” by Emanuel Bergmann, the spell may take several decades. Max Cohn’s best friend, Joey, knew all about the problem. He’d been through his own parents’ divorce and so Joey told Max how things would go down at home. Sadly, everything happened exactly the way he said it would, and Max, who’d had a “fairly normal” life until then, knew that everything had changed. He hated change. He hated that his father was moving out, and that he had to stay with his mother and, well, pretty much everything. He felt hopeless, until he found a shiny black round thing that his dad had told him about once, something called a record from some old guy, a magician named Zabbatini. The last track on the record: a love spell. Resourceful and excited, Max found a way to listen to the record but it was scratched. No big deal; he’d find Zabbatini and he’d talk him into doing the spell in person. By then, Max was sure that Zabbatini was the only one who could fix things. Alas, also by then, Zabbatini was a very old man… The birth of Moshe Goldenhirsch was a marvel. His parents had tried to have children but it didn’t happen until Laibl Goldenhirsch went away to war. When he came home, his Rifka was pregnant (a miracle!) and though he was suspicious of the butcher upstairs, Laibl raised little Moshe as his own. When Rifka died, Laibl’s sadness boiled over and one thing led to another. Father and son argued, and Moshe left his father’s home to find fame, fortune, and love with the Zauber-Zirkus. At fifteen, he changed his name, his ancestry, his age and his life. He found a home and a talent he didn’t even know he had. And years later, after another war and more loss than one man should bear, he found a little boy who believed ... I’ve read a lot of novels this year. A lot of them, but I don’t think I’ve loved any of them more than I loved “The Trick.” Written in alternate chapters that take you from Prague to Los Angeles, to the circus, an elementary school, Germany and to a modern-day pizza parlor, author Emanuel Bergmann tells a tale that will keep you spellbound in its simple intricacy. There’s humor inside, and it’s subtle — the kind that sneaks up on you when you’re expecting a poignant moment. Likewise, the ache here is seasoned with drollness that mocks the pain of the characters. It works, all the way up to the twisty-surprise end. This isn’t a cry-yourself-raw book, but it has its moments. It’s not an LOL kind of novel, either, but you will. No, “The Trick” is just a novel about goodness and life, and you’ll be enchanted. Yankton Community Library Library Set To Ring In The Holidays BY TONYA FERRELL Yankton Community Library with prizes going to the baddest of the bad! There are a variety of bad categories, which will be judged by the public from the night of the event through the following Sunday, Dec. 11. The Classic Movie Series will continue on Sunday, Dec. 10 with “Meet Me in St. Louis” at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. Fun fact: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” hails from this movie. Snacks are welcome! All throughout the month we will be collecting donations of new-in-package socks of all sizes, with all donations going to the Contact Center. Let a staff member know you’ve donated and we’ll forgive any overdue fines. If you missed the Friends of the Library “bag sale” in October, fear not! They will be hosting their monthly book sale on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Book sales are the first Saturday of each month. Please enter through the alleyway door. The Friends are always happy to accept donations of used books in good condition. Please, no textbooks or encyclopedias. Readers Anonymous, our afternoon book club, will be discussing “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson on Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. The Teen Tech Tutors are here on Dec. 16 from 1-3 p.m. This program is free and open to anyone who needs one-on-one help with computer applications. Registration is now open. Simply call the library to set up your time and let us know what type of assistance you need. LifeServe Blood Bank will be accepting donations at the library on Friday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Schedule your donation online at www.lifeservebloodcenter. org or call 800-287-4903. The library will be closed Dec. 23-25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Dec. 26. You can contact the library at 605-668-5275 or e-mail library@cityofyankton. org. Find us online at http:// library.cityofyankton.org or visit us on Facebook by searching Yankton Community Library. Sara Cuka 605-464-0362 Matt Cuka 605-464-0096 FOR SALE The Historic Wakonda Hotel & Bar “The Pit” Located on Ohio St. in Wakonda Completely Turn-Key and Ready to Take Over Visit GirardAuction.com for More Details & Tons of Photos Contact Mike Girard at (605) 661-7167 or mike@girardauction.com to schedule a viewing Asking $149,000 Girard Auction & Land Brokers, Inc. (605) 267-2421 Toll Free: 1-866-531-6186 www.GirardAuction.com Marv Girard, BA; Ken Girard, CAI, AARE Broker; Mike Girard, CAI, BA; Scott Moore, BA ADULT BOOKS • Count to Ten by James Patterson; Fiction • Dangerous Illusion by Irene Hannon; Fiction • End Game by David Baldacci; Fiction • Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich; Fiction • The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd; Fiction • In This Moment by Karen Kingsbury; Fiction • Kurt Vonnegut’s Complete Stories by Jerome Kinkowitz (editor); Fiction • The Midnight Line by Lee Child; Fiction • The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson; Fiction • Quick & Dirty by Stuart Woods; Fiction • Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer; Fiction • Where We Belong by Lynn Austin; Fiction • You Were There Before My Eyes by Maria Riva; Fiction • An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice by Khizr Khan; Nonfiction • Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle that Shaped America’s Destiny by Brian Kilmeade; Nonfiction • Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill by Deanne Stillman; Nonfiction • Christmas: A Biography by Judith Flanders; Nonfiction • Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Landa; Nonfiction • Everyday Chic: My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home by Molly Sims; Nonfiction • A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War Memorial by James Reston, Jr; Nonfiction • The Story of the Jews: 1492-1900 by Simon Schama; Nonfiction • Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle; Nonfiction JUNIOR BOOKS • Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy by Rachel Renee Russell; Fiction • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan; Fiction • The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by Colin Meloy; Fiction • American Indian Rights Movement by Sarah Machajewski; Nonfiction • E-Waste by David M. Barker; Nonfiction EASY BOOKS • Read the Book, Lemmings! by Ame Dyckman; Fiction • When the Moon Comes by Paul Harbridge; Fiction • The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett; Fiction • C is for Chickasaw by Wiley Barnes; Nonfiction • Vincent Can’t Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky by Barb Rosenstock; Nonfiction ——— Did you know that you can reserve an item from home? Staff will then notify you as soon as the item is available! ng the We rf Surf on over to www.missourivalleyshopper.com MV Shopper MV Shopper M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y In Print and Online! Call 665-5884 M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y & Pritchett Twine & Net Wrap Cuka Repair – Ag & Truck AUCTIONS Here’s what’s new at the Yankton Community Library this week: b? With Thanksgiving upon us, the holiday season is in full swing! The Fall Story Time season will run through Dec. 7, with sessions on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays/ Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. The Fall Stay & Play sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. through Dec. 6. Look for Story Time and Stay & Play to start back up in January. Afterschool activities the next few weeks include a movie on Thursday, Nov. 30. We will be playing “Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature,” rated PG, at 3:45 p.m. On Dec. 7, our afterschool craft will be a special “Santa’s Workshop,” where kids can get into the holiday spirit by making ornaments and gifts for friends and family. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult or teen. All supplies are provided by the library and no registration is required. On Thursday, Dec. 14, we’ll have LEGO Club in the library meeting room. We’ll round out our Thursday after-school activities on Dec. 21 with a showing of the Christmas classic “Elf” at 3:45. We will also have the WiiU gaming system avail- able in the library meeting room on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. throughout December. The TAB (Teen Advisory Board) will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at the library. They will be discussing possible titles for a new Teen book club. The Teens will also be hosting their Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2-4 p.m. There will be games, cookie decorating, caroling at Walnut Village, and an optional gift exchange ($5 maximum). No registration is necessary for this event. If you have teens who are interested in helping shape library teen programs such as this, they are welcome to apply for the TAB group. Applications can be picked up at the library from Amanda Raiche, youth services librarian. Kids Art Club is a new drop-in program this fall. It is not a formally led program, but a variety of art supplies are available for kids to utilize throughout the day on the second Saturday of each month. This month’s date is Dec. 9. A new program this month is “Bad Art Night,” which is taking place on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. Various art supplies will be available for adults and families this night, New At The Library Su The Bookworm 29677 427th Ave., Scotland, SD Open House Saturday, December 2nd, 10:30am-2:30pm Lunch Served - 11am-1pm MowerS DeaLerS Congratulations Congratulations Cricket Wireless The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a Ribbon Cutting for Cricket Wireless at their new location, 3013 Broadway Avenue, Suite 2. Cricket is a wireless provider offering prepaid mobile phones, coverage plans and a range of accessories. Stop in and congratulate them on their new adventure! Walgreens The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a Ribbon Cutting for Walgreens expansion of their cosmetic department. They have added several lines including men’s products. Congratulations to Walgreens!
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